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Read all the latest news from top YONEX players like Lee Chong Wei, Ratchanok Intanon and Saina Nehwal. This is the only place to get the latest information from YONEX Badminton, including interviews and daily tournament updates during major events throughout the year. We'll also bring you breaking news on the latest product launches so you can stay ahead of the game - and ahead of your opponents.

  • YONEX Renews Contract with Badminton Association of Thailand

    YONEX Renews Contract with Badminton Association of Thailand

    Date
    18/06/2014

    On June 16th, 2014, YONEX renewed its partnership with the Badminton Association of Thailand as the official equipment supplier. In addition to providing the association with badminton equipment, YONEX will also act as the sole sponsor for equipment used in the Thai Open, as well as act as the association’s official shuttlecock supplier.

  • Lee Chong Wei Crowned His Fifth YONEX OPEN JAPAN Title

    Lee Chong Wei Crowned His Fifth YONEX OPEN JAPAN Title

    Date
    15/06/2014

    The men’s single final saw a characteristically heated and smash-heavy match between Lee Chong Wei (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE 2, SHB01LTD)and Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, SHBF1NLTD). Yun opened with a smash that had the shuttle kissing the net, and from then Lee Chong Wei commenced on his warpath. Smashing straight into his opponent’s body, Chong Wei was up 2-0. After that, it was a series of smashes and runs to the net by way of Chong Wei, snatching up a 6-1 lead.

  • The Long Awaited Final! Will Lee Chong Wei Get a Third Consecutive Win, or Will Hu Yun Snag the Champion Title He's Always Wanted?

    The Long Awaited Final! Will Lee Chong Wei Get a Third Consecutive Win, or Will Hu Yun Snag the Champion Title He's Always Wanted?

    Date
    14/06/2014

    Men’s Singles Eyes on His Fifth Yonex Open Japan Title, Lee Chong Wei Faces Veteran Hu Yun Lee Chong Wei (VTZF2, SHB01LTD)(MAS) VS Hu Yun (NR750)(HKG)

  • YONEX's Main Tokyo Office Welcomes Ratchanok!

    YONEX's Main Tokyo Office Welcomes Ratchanok!

    Date
    14/06/2014

    The 2013 BWF World Championships winner, Ratchanok Intanon visited our office in Tokyo on Thursday, June 12th.

  • Semifinals Day: Can Kenichi Tago Get Revenge Against Lee Chong Wei

    Semifinals Day: Can Kenichi Tago Get Revenge Against Lee Chong Wei

    Date
    13/06/2014

    Men’s Singles Lee Chong Wei (VTZF2, SHB01LTD)(MAS) VS Kenichi Tago (NR-ZSP)(JPN) Last year, upon making it to his first Yonex Open Japan final, Kenichi Tago shed tears of joy. However, with world No.1 Lee Chong Wei as his opponent, he was defeated 21-23 17-21, and thoroughly crushed.

  • Best Quarterfinal Matchups: Lee and Tago Give it Their All

    Best Quarterfinal Matchups: Lee and Tago Give it Their All

    Date
    12/06/2014

    Quarterfinal Matches to Keep an Eye On Hot off the Thomas and Uber Cups, Kenichi Tago, Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo aim for their first champion titles!

  • YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2014 Kicks Off in Tokyo

    YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2014 Kicks Off in Tokyo

    Date
    10/06/2014

    The Curtain Rises: Thomas Cup Hero Kento Momota Takes on European Champion Jan O Jorgensen; Defending Champion Akane Yamaguchi Takes on World No. 1 Li Xuerui Wednesday June 11th, marks day two of Yonex Open Japan, with the first rounds of all events getting under way. All the mighty shuttlers representing their respective countries will finally make their way to the arena.

  • Japan Make History to Win Their First Ever Thomas Cup Title

    Japan Make History to Win Their First Ever Thomas Cup Title

    Date
    25/05/2014

    After shocking the world by defeating reigning champion China in the semifinal, Japan was crowned with the Thomas Cup title for the first time in history. Japan won in a thrilling final against Malaysia, 3-2, making Japan only the fourth nation to ever win the Thomas Cup. The Japan women’s team also advanced to the final for the first time in 33 years, winning the silver medal. The host country India took home their first ever Uber Cup bronze medal.

  • Japan upset China, title holder and Thomas Cup champion since 2004!!

    Japan upset China, title holder and Thomas Cup champion since 2004!!

    Date
    23/05/2014

    Japan men's team defeated China in the semifinal of Thomas Cup on Friday, May 23rd.

  • India Secures First Ever Uber Cup Medal

    India Secures First Ever Uber Cup Medal

    Date
    23/05/2014

    Thursday, May 22nd marked the quarterfinals of the Thomas & Uber Cup. India made history, winning their first ever Uber Cup medal; Japan advanced to the semifinals in both the Thomas and Uber Cups; Malaysia defeated Denmark; and Indonesia stunned Korea in the Thomas Cup.

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